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One up-and-coming Powell athlete will compete at the Hershey’s Track and Field North American Finals Aug. 2 in Pennsylvania.

Incoming Powell Panther JuliaKay O’Neill will run the 800-meter race against athletes from across North America at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa.

Middle school

One of Powell’s two middle school softball teams is still alive in the season-ending tournament this week.

The team from Bank of Powell beat Cody’s Papa Murphy’s team Tuesday night and played Cody’s Mountain West after press time on Wednesday.

That Powell High School has been the class of Class 3A (if not the state) athletics for the past few years is no secret.

How, exactly, the Panthers have managed to be so good isn’t quite as obvious, and a definitive answer may not exist.

Sport-specific workouts help build elite PHS athletes  

To build a championship team, it helps to build a championship athlete.

A lot of contributing factors elevated Powell High School’s athletics in recent years (see lead story) but the impact of its zero-hour weight-training program has been undeniable.

July 08, 2014 7:32 am

Cowboys crowned at Stampede

CODY — Tyler Corrington has been traveling from rodeo to rodeo the week of the Fourth of July, and while he still doesn’t have any time off, the Hastings, Minn., saddle bronc rider left the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede with $8,714.

This is likely his biggest check from the week of rodeos known as “Cowboy Christmas.” He rode at Cody’s Stampede Park on the evening of the Fourth, scored 86 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Smart Guy. He was quickly in and out of his riding gear and headed to the next one.

Well, that’s it. The Americans were ousted from the World Cup in the first stage of the knockout round.

But that doesn’t mean it’s over. Personally, I know I’ll be doing what I can to keep the spirit of the 2014 World Cup alive.

Two young Powell athletes finished at or near the top of their events in the Wyoming Hershey’s Track and Field meet June 21 in Rock Springs.

JuliaKay O’Neill won the 800-meter run in Rock Springs with a time of 2:29, 15 seconds ahead of second place.

July 03, 2014 7:36 am

Local man sweet on pickleball

Garland resident wants others to enjoy sport, give him a challenge  

Its name might be hard to understand but the reasons it’s so popular are obvious.

Pickleball has taken over retirement communities and rec centers across the country and one Park County man hopes to spread the new sport through Powell.

July 01, 2014 7:56 am

Pioneers run down, fall to 2nd

Suffer first-ever conference loss to Lovell mustangs  

The Powell Pioneers are grasping for anything positive after the last week of baseball ended just as it began.

The Pioneers went 3-5 in a five-day span that saw them lose to Cody twice on Wednesday and again Sunday.

CODY — The Cody Stampede, which kicked off Monday night with an Extreme Bulls performance and continues through Friday, is one of 24 rodeos that are being held over the Fourth of July  celebrating Independence Day.

It is held in high regard by contestants and is known as the largest one-header rodeo in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).